China’s Top Diplomat Calls US Response To Balloon Incident ‘Hysterical’

  • The incident has heightened tensions between the U.S. and China. Beijing has claimed the balloon was a civilian aircraft and denied any connection to its spy program, which U.S. officials dispute.
  • U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken canceled a planned trip to China in light of the circumstances.
  • At the conference, Wang was asked by a moderator if he would meet with U.S. delegates present to attempt to deescalate the situation and return relations to normal.
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